The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently reversed a trial court's order granting summary judgment in favor of the buyer at a homeowners association’s non-judicial foreclosure sale that was conducted in violation of the automatic stay in the borrower's bankruptcy, and against a mortgagee whose interest in the foreclosed property would have been extinguished.
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently held that 11 U.S.C. § 1307(b) requires a bankruptcy court to dismiss a Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition upon a debtor’s request, even if the debtor filed his or her petition in bad faith.
The Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District, recently affirmed a foreclosure judgment rendered in favor of a mortgagee over claims by the homeowners that the action was barred by the doctrine of res judicata as a result of a prior foreclosure action wherein summary judgment was entered in the homeowners’ favor.